OPI will soon be releasing their first fall 2009 collection and it’s all matte! They are not new colors, but they are a new finish. They are not meant to be worn with either a base coat or top coat and they also say to avoid using hand lotion. I assume they say that because a lot of hand lotions make nails glossy and the whole point is to have these matte and flat. I have reviewed matte polishes from a few other brands such as ManGlaze and KO Cosmetics and I really like the finish. Let’s see how these turned out!
Alpine Snow Matte
Normally I am not much of a “white” nail polish person, especially if it’s close to White Out white. But turns out I really liked Alpine Snow! It really is as close to White Out as I can imagine and having the finish be matte made it even more so. It wasn’t as streaky as I thought it would be though it did have some streaks the first two coats. I needed three coats for solid coverage.
Gargantuan Green Grape Matte
I’m not too sure about Gargantuan Green Grape as a matte polish. It was just too chalky for me and I was dying to put a top coat on it and see it glisten in the sun! The color is what I would call a celery green. It covered pretty decently at only two coats.
La Paz-itively Hot Matte
La Paz-itively Hot (which by the way is REALLY annoying to spell out) is a hot fuchsia pink. You can see that this has an almost satin like finish, which I really liked. I only needed two coats.
You Don’t Know Jacques! Matte
You Don’t Know Jacques! was my fav of the collection. As you know, I love me some mushroom colored polishes and to see this in a new light was fabulous. It comes off smooth, satiny and gorgeous! Did I mention that all of these dry lightening fast? Well they do, which is a huge bonus. This was two coats.
Russian Navy Matte
Russian Navy as a matte to me looked better in the bottle than on me for some reason. It looks black indoors and then when in the sun, turns into a very dark, deep navy blue. I dunno, this didn’t really do it for me, if you know what I mean. It covered great in only two coats though.
Lincoln Park After Dark Matte
Lincoln Park After Dark is one of my favorite and most worn polishes ever. I do like it as a matte finish, but nowhere near as much as the shiny version. The color is a very dark, vampy purple that definitely looks black inside or in low light. Again, great coverage in just two coats.
The OPI Matte collection should be available starting July 1st online and in stores. What do you guys think, are there ones you love or hate? Are you happy that OPI is trying out something new and getting on the matte trend?